Not that I really need to have someone tell me to blog about holiday traditions.
The Advent calendar is near and dear to my heart. I still try to send one to each of my college aged students every year. It really kills two birds with one stone. It helps them count down the days left in the semester and helps them remember the true reason for the season.
I also love to bake. In the past four days, I have made six loaves of pumpkin bread, sugar roll out cookies, gingerbread cookies and still have more to bake. This is by far one of my favorite parts of the season.
I have fond memories of Midnight Mass. I lived right down the street from the church. We would try to see whose candle would last the l ongest way home. Then, everyone got to pick out one gift to open. Because my kids are still young, I seldom get to Midnight Mass (which never seems to actually be at midnight but that is probably the adult cynic in me). I go to children’s Mass at 5 or 5:30.